Watercolour Workshop Announced

Announcement of beginner watercolour workshop.  A chance  to get some basics and see if you like this media. Workshop will be in English.

Atelier d’aquarelle avec Dan Earle le 15 avril de 9:00 à 16:00 hres. 30$ pour les membres du Conseil des Arts de la baie et 40$ pour les non-membres.

L’atelier se donne dans les locaux de la Manivelle. Pour plus d’informations, contacter Diane Nadon 902-778-0328 ou par courriel.  
Watercolour workshop April 15th (9hres to 4 hres) with Dan Earle. 30$ for CAB members and 40$ for non-members.
The workshop will be at the Manivelle (l’ATELIER) For information call Diane Nadon  902 778-0328  or [email protected]

Silkscreen Printing course offered

Screenprinting course by Cassandre Boucher
 The course is offered in french.
Galerie Belliveau, in collaboration with CAB will
offer a 26-hour silkscreen course for all levels. No prior knowledge.

Silk-screen printing is a versatile printing technique that uses silk screens to transfer ink to a variety of media. In this course, you will learn the mechanical and photomechanical processes . In addition to practical exercises, each student will realize a personal project during which he / she will acquire a good knowledge of all the stages of silk-screen printing. He / she will create his / her matrices by separating his / her image in layers, carry out the transfer of the films on the silk, the preparation of the colors and finally the impression.

At the end of these 26h of course, you should be autonomous to realize your own silkscreen images with a comprehensive understanding of the process.

The first 5 one-hour courses will be offered at a distance at the gallery, Le Trécarré on Thursdays 4, 11 and 18 May, and on 1 and 8 June at 2 pm.
We will complete the course with three teaching days on site with Cassandre Boucher in the art studio of the Conseil des Arts de la Baie from June 21st to 23rd from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Registration fee for CAB members: 
$ 200 (materials included)
Non-member fees: $ 250
Deadline for non-refundable deposit of $ 125: Monday, March 20
Deadline for payment o

YAS minutes. AGM and February meetings

These are minutes as taken. Subject to revision.

Yarmouth Art Society


Art Gallery of NS

February 25, 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Yarmouth Art Society was called to order at 12:00 noon with President Margriet Knubben in the chair.

Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting were accepted as read.

Dan Earle read the annual financial statement. Total funds carried forward as of February 27, 2016 was $2905.20, total funds as of February 25, 2017 is $3310.62. Treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Margriet Knubben gave the President’s Report summarizing the past year’s activities

Virginia Stoddard presented the Nominations committee report with the proposed slate of officers for 2017. The proposed slate is:

Past President – Virginia Stoddard

President – Margriet Knubben

Vice President – David Gorman

Treasurer – Dan Earle

Secretary – Noella DeMille

There being no further nominations, the report of the nominations committee was approved.

Virginia also reported that Ivan Blades, Paulette Babin and Virginia Stoddard make up the exhibits committee and David Gorman looks after publicity/promotion.

Noella DeMille

Yarmouth Art Society Meeting

February 25, 2017 at AGNS

The meeting was called to order at 12:15 pm, following the AGA.

Minutes from the January meeting were approved as read.

Treasurer’s report: For the perior from January 28, 2017 to February 25, 2017 total funds carried forward was $2798.40, total funds balance was $3310.62. Treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Old Business:

Spring Show: Art work for our Spring Show can be dropped off at the YARC print shop until March 1 as it will be hung on Thursday, March 2. The opening reception for the show will be on Saturday, March 4 from 3:00 until 5:00 pm. Wayne Gorman will be playing the piano and we ask that YAS members bring finger foods.

New Business:

Show withWrite Away Group: Virginia spoke with Janice Comeau and Janice said that the write away group has other plans and will not be able to participate in a pairings event this year. It was discussed and agreed that Dave Gorman speak with Marilyn Francis to see if the First Nations group might be interested in a joint show with us.

Executive Board Members: Our Annual General Meeting preceeded this meeting and the following Board Members were nominated and approved: Past President, Virginia Stoddard; President, Margriet Knubben; Vice-President, David Gorman; Treasurer, Dan Earle; Secretary, Noella DeMille.

Other: Cecil proposed that the YAS purchase an art book to donate to the library in memory of Sheila Miller, this was approved. Virginia will look for a suitable book. Virginia has now purchased the art book on behalf of the YAS to donate to the library in memory of Alex Gigeroff.  It was suggested and approved that we provide finger foods for the opening reception of Brian Porter’s up-coming show at the museum.

Next Meeting will be March 25, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the AGNS.

Respectfully submitted

Noella DeMille


Gallery opportunity

This is to announce that the Yarmouth Waterfront Galley is now accepting expressions of interest in displaying and selling work at the gallery on Water Street, Yarmouth, for the 2017 May through October season. There are limited spaces available for Membership or Participating Members.

Membership entails payment of a one time fee, paying a share of seasonal rent and 2-3 days per month of staffing the galley and greeting customers.  Members have priority selection of display space and take part in governance of the gallery.

Participating Members share in rent and pay a reasonable commission on sales. All receive coverage on the gallery web site.

If you are interested in more details or have questions, contact Dan Earle at <[email protected]>

Spring Show coming up

We will have a Spring Show of YAS members at Th’YARC in March.

The show will be . So bring in your work before that day. You can drop of work at the print shop of Th’YARC.
Please bring in two small works (ca 30 x 30 cm) or one large, new or never shown original works. Hanging fee is $5 each work.
Opening of the show is Saturday March 4th from 3 to 5 pm. Please bring some light refreshments. Cash bar will be open and we will have live music.
So come and have a great afternoon!

AGM and meeting

This is a reminder for the Annual General Meeting and the Monthly Meeting of the YAS. 

The meeting will be at the Community Room of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia this Saturday at 12 pm.

Hope to see you there,

Invitation to paint


For the last five thousand years 160 billion tons of water have flowed in and out of the Bay of Fundy four times in twenty four hours. The sea rises and falls forty feet twice a day. The results are some of the most stunning sea/landscapes on the planet

“This magical place, with dramatic Fundy tides and changing atmospheric conditions, makes for an endless supply of possible painting subjects –  every artist’s dream.” – William (Bill) Rogers – Honorary Chair

On June 16/17/18, there is an opportunity to paint in this extraordinary environment at the Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival.


Thirty-five qualifying plein air artists selected from across North America will compete for more than $6000 in cash and product awards.


Applications will be juried by professional artists William Rogers and Joy Laking.

ARTIST’S PROSPECTUS – Festival Details / On Line Registration


If you need further information, call me!

At  902-728-2007

Or email: [email protected]

Hope to See You In Nova Scotia!


Robert More

Executive Director

Parrsboro Creative



Minutes of January 28. 2017 meeting

These are the unofficial minutes of the meeting to be considered for approval at the February meeting

Yarmouth Art Society Meeting

January 28, 2017 at the YARC

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm.

Minutes of the November meeting were approved as amended.

Treasurer’s Report: For the period from December 17, 2016 to January 28, 2017, total funds carried forward was $2675.17, total funds balance was $2798.40. Treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Old Business:

Lucky Choice: Total income from Lucky Choice was $690.00 with $90.00 going to the Photography Club, $120.00 going to the Craft Guild, leaving a profit of $480.00 for the YAS.

Art Lessons for Children: Dave Gorman gave his class. He said overall it was a good experience but there were minor issues. He said he’d prefer an older age group if he did this again. Dave purchased enough art supplies so that paints, brushes, etc can be used for future classes. Anne LeBlanc will contact Sandy Fevens about booking her class.

Spring Show: The YARC is booked for the month of March for our Spring Show. Tentative date for hanging is March 2 so artworks can be dropped off at the print shop during the last week of February. We are asking that members submit 1 large item or 2 small items at the most and there will be a $5 hanging fee for each item. The tentative date for an opening reception is March 4, from 3:00 till 5:00 pm. Margriet will contact Sandy to confirm these dates.

Frequency of meetings: Frequency of meetings will not change but the location may change to the AGNS. Angela will be contacted  about having our meetings at 12:00 noon, before their open art studio sessions. Perhaps our members would be interested in staying for the art sessions.

New Business:

Show with Write Away Group: It was agreed that “My Canada” would be a suitable theme for the artists/writers show at the Museum in September and October. The idea would be to illustrate what Canada means to us and to commemmorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. We discussed having our art work completed by July 1st for the writers to have time to see it and determine which item they would like to match a story or poem to. Another idea that was discussed was the art works and the writings being just based on the theme without actually matching the writing with the art work. Virginia will contact Janice Comeau to see if the writers would like to attend our next meeting and to determine how they would like to proceed. It was also mentioned that the Art Society would contribute for a reception at the Museum for Caroline Loose and Cecil Day’s show in August.

Executive Board Members: Next meeting is our AGA. Virginia is chair. Margriet, Dan and Noella have indicated that they would be willing to keep their respective positions of President, Treasurer and Secretary. Dave Gorman would be willing to take on the position of vice president. Deb Field indicated that she’s interested in being on the Exihibits Committee.

Other: Virginia mentioned that the book that we were going to purchase for the library in memory of Alex Gigeroff, is no longer available. It was agreed that she will order “Oxford History of Art” at a cost of approximately $25.

Tentative date and location for next meeting: February 25, 2017 at noon at the AGNS

This will be the annual general meeting.

Respectfully Submitted

Noella DeMille